A Team NSPCC member running and smiling during the Royal Parks Half Marathon.

2024 Royal Parks Half Marathon


Sponsorship target: £350

Register your interest

Join 16,000 runners for the Royal Parks Half Marathon

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is known as 'Britain's most beautiful Half Marathon' for a reason. The 13.1-mile course will take you on a scenic route through England's capital. The course winds through four of London's stunning Royal Parks. You'll also get to run past the iconic London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and the Houses of Parliament.    

Enjoy the unique atmosphere of running through London on closed roads. The Royal Parks Half Marathon's flat course is perfect for everyone. Whether you're a first-time runner or want to hit a personal best – this is the race for you! Joining #TeamNSPCC means you’ll receive incredible, bespoke support from day one. 

Join our team and help change children’s lives.

Personal training from Full Potential

Our expert trainers Full Potential are with you every step of the way on your running journey.


You'll receive:

  • a plan to get you ready that's tailored to your experience, level of fitness and goals
  • access to real coaches that you can email or call to get advice or reassurance that your training is going well
  • training days where you come together with coaches and other participants
  • access to the #TeamNSPCC Facebook group and #TeamNSPCC Strava group to help you keep in touch with your teammates.

Get started today with our running training zone. You'll find everything from injury advice to nutrition advice.

"Full Potential were extremely helpful, always responding quickly to emails and were very encouraging! The training event was excellent."
NSPCC event participant

Sign up now


The 2024 Royal Parks Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 13 October 2024, starting and finishing in Hyde Park, London

The route threads its way through the beauty and majesty of four Royal Parks and past iconic landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, and the Royal Albert Hall.

The deadline for registration on the event organiser's portal is Friday 30 August 2024.

Registration is £10 and the fundraising ask for the 2024 Royal Parks race is £350.

Join our #TeamNSPCC Facebook group or #TeamNSPCC Strava group to share your process, chat with other runners and share your fundraising stories!

One of the most important things about your running clothes is that they need to fit and be comfortable!

If you find your vest doesn’t fit, just drop us an email at challenges@NSPCC.org.uk and we can organise getting a new one to you.

JustGiving sends your donation straight to the NSPCC and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you're a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.

For race day changes or questions about the race itself, please visit the Royal Parks Half Marathon website.

If you can't find an answer to your question here, please email running@NSPCC.org.uk. We're here to support you from 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday.